VCOM 2022 Annual Report
T he 7th annual VCOM Research Retreat was held December 3-5, 2021, at Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. This event has become a cornerstone for the continuous growth of the VCOM research environment. It provides an ideal setting for faculty to become better acquainted with the unique research capacities, resources and opportunities across the VCOM four-campus system. Key priorities for the 2021 retreat included building new interdisciplinary networks and enhancing collaborations among scientists and clinicians at VCOM’s Auburn, Carolinas, Louisiana and Virginia campus locations; clinical partners; and colleagues at associated higher education institutions. Following a return to in-person research and academic activities after a hiatus during 2020, the goal of the 2021 retreat was to bring great minds together across VCOM’s geographic reach, to inspire innovative new research ventures, and to lay the groundwork that will support and sustain these cross-campus partnerships moving forward. Over the next four years, each retreat will be hosted on one of the VCOM campuses to give faculty the chance to visit the other campuses and stimulate potential collaborations. The next retreat was held at the Carolinas campus in Spartanburg, SC, November 11-13, 2022.
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